NTSB Says Wind Gust Contributed To Fatal 2005 Accident | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 04.14.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.14.14 **
** Airborne 04.11.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.11.14 **
** Airborne 04.09.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.09.14 **

Thu, Nov 09, 2006

NTSB Says Wind Gust Contributed To Fatal 2005 Accident

Balked Landing Resulted In Departure From Runway

A gust of wind and the pilot's improper technique in handling it... that's the NTSB's take on an April 2005 accident involving a Cessna 177 Cardinal RG in Warren, PA.

The report says the pilot turned final about 3/4 of a mile from the end of the runway at 300 feet. He touched down at the start of the runway at 64 knots... before a heavy wind gust from the left pushed him off the runway.

The plane was still going 52 knots when the pilot attempted to abort the landing. The plane flipped over on its back after hitting fifty-foot tall trees about 480 feet from the runway.

When it hit the trees, the plane was traveling at 55 knots with the flaps set at zero. According to the NTSB, the plane's handbook calls for flaps set to 20 degrees, and 65 knots indicated airspeed for a balked landing.

Pilot Duane Burtner was severely injured in the accident. His passenger, Malcolm Strachan, was killed.

FMI: Read The Full NTSB Probable Cause Report

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 04.14.14: Google Buys Titan, Diesel Archer, C4 Avionics

Also: Scorpion's 1st 50 Hours,Pilatus Sales Record, Classic Aero-TV: Ballooning, XCOR Progress Update, Another TSA Screw-Up Just as we were tucking this episode of Airborne away, w>[...]

Airborne 04.11.14: Lear 85 Flies, FAA v UAVs-Again, CAMA Demands Med Oversight

Also: Mooney Rebirth, Barnstorming: Lessons From Lakeland, Another Airport Under Attack By NIMBY Politico, Solar Impulse2! The Learjet 85 aircraft has successfully completed its fi>[...]

Airborne 04.14.14: Google Buys Titan, Diesel Archer, C4 Avionics

Also: Scorpion's 1st 50 Hours,Pilatus Sales Record, Classic Aero-TV: Ballooning, XCOR Progress Update, Another TSA Screw-Up Just as we were tucking this episode of Airborne away, w>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.15.14)

"I have to admit I had a few tears in my eyes. It was so close." Source: Red Bull Air Race Pilot Hannes Arch.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.15.14)

The National Warplane Museum Founded in 1994, the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum, now known as the National Warplane Museum, is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, d>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC